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Gators say no revenge involved in facing Ole Miss



The last time Florida and Ole Miss met on the basketball court, the Rebels walked away with a 66-36 upset victory and an SEC Tournament Championship trophy.

But when Florida faces Ole Miss on Saturday at noon, the Gators said what happened last March will have little bearing on this game.

“I don’t think so," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "Obviously we’ve lost three players from that team and they’ve lost a lot of frontcourt players from that team. From my perspective, that was a game that was played last year in the SEC Tournament and both teams had an opportunity in that game. They took better advantage of their opportunity than we did. We’re not getting that game back. It’s not like we’re going to replay that game. This is a new game for the 2014 SEC schedule. Right now, we’re having to play the game on the road.”

Florida senior C Patric Young said the game is still memorable for the current players, and that video of the Rebels' postgame celebration is currently being shown in the Florida locker room. But, he insists, Saturday's game isn't about revenge but continuing to strive for this year's goals.

More from Young on the upcoming game - and facing Ole Miss controversial guard Marshall Henderson.

[Last modified: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:29pm]


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